Down to Earth With: Volcanologist John Eichelberger

The 2010 eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull showed that volcanic hazards are blind to international borders. After the eruption ended and air traffic returned to normal, discussion among the public of “ash” and “jet turbine blades” cooled. Not so for volcanologist John Eichelberger, who, as the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Volcano Hazards Program Coordinator, deals with volcanic hazards daily, while working to improve monitoring of the United States’ many dangerous volcanoes and to internationalize research and risk reduction

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Kathryn Hansen

Kathryn Hansen

Kathryn Hansen was an Associate Editor at EARTH, where she reported on polar science, geotechnology, weather, natural hazards, geopolitics, and space and planetary geology.
She holds degrees in Physics/Astronomy, science writing and video production. Kathryn got her start in journalism through an internship at Johns Hopkins Magazine followed by another internship and subsequent employment at EARTH’s previous identity, Geotimes. 

Monday, August 13, 2012 - 06:00